AEGF, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management and Advisors, has announced the acquisition of dedicated console, handheld and mobile development studio Lucky Chicken Games.
Founded in 1998, Lucky Chicken has a managerial team with a combined development and publishing experience spanning some fifty years. The company has produced games for a large selection of top-tier publishers including Eidos, THQ, Rare, Sierra and Midway, working on multiple platforms across all gaming genres.
"The Lucky Chicken team has impressed us with their efficiencies, creativity, and ability to take popular licenses and turn them into great games," said AEGF CEO Marcus Ticotin.
"Given our recent agreement with NBC Sports for mobile games and our experience as co-publisher of the best-selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Dark Age of Camelot, we think the addition of a talented, experienced development group can help drive AEGF to great heights."
AEGF's NBC Sports deal grants the company the license to publish unique mobile phone games based on NBC Sports broadcasts. Lucky Chicken Games will be responsible for the creation and development of these titles, and will also continue to develop games for other platforms and other publishers.
Lucky Chicken CEO Jamie Ottilie (who will now serve as COO for AEGF) stated: "AEGF's vision for the potential of mobile entertainment closely matches our own. We're thrilled to be merging our strengths as a development group with their wide range of capabilities and extensive resources."
AEGF has a number of investments in the media and entertainment sector including Dark Age of Camelot, which was co-published with Abandon Entertainment.